Joreintje Mackenbach

Dr. Mackenbach is an epidemiologist and assistant professor at the Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands. She specializes in research about the environmental determinants of lifestyle behaviours and chronic disease risk. Dr. Mackenbach obtained her PhD (cum laude) in 2016 with a thesis on ‘obesogenic environments’ and is currently involved in several national and international projects on the influence of the food environment, social environment and built environment on diet, physical activity and associated chronic diseases.

Publications

Recent Changes in the Dutch Foodscape: Socioeconomic and Urban-Rural Differences.

de Pinho MGM, Mackenbach JD, den Braver NR, Beulens J, Brug J, Lakerveld J.
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity volume 17, Article number: 43 (2020)

A Systematic Review on Socioeconomic Differences in the Association Between the Food Environment and Dietary Behaviors.

Mackenbach JD, Nelissen KGM, Dijkstra SC, Poelman MP, Daams JG, Leijssen JB, Nicolaou M.
Nutrients. 2019 Sep 13;11(9):2215. doi: 10.3390/nu11092215.

The moderating role of social neighbourhood factors in the association between features of the physical neighbourhood environment and weight status.

Hoenink JC, Lakerveld J, Rutter H, Compernolle S, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Bárdos H, Charreire H, Oppert JM, Mackenbach JD.
Obes Facts . 2019;12(1):14-24. doi: 10.1159/000496118. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Local Fast-Food Environment, Diet and Blood Pressure: The Moderating Role of Mastery.

Mackenbach JD, Lakerveld J, Generaal E, Gibson-Smith D, Penninx BWJH , Beulens JWJ.
Eur J Nutr . 2019 Dec;58(8):3129-3134. doi: 10.1007/s00394-018-1857-0. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Joreintje Mackenbach

Contact information

j.mackenbach@amsterdamumc.nl

Amsterdam University Medical Centrer
Location VUmc
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
De Boelelaan 1089a, 1081 HV Amsterdam
0031 20 4448198

Areas of Expertise

Epidemiology Geospatial analyses Multilevel modelling

Our ultimate goal is that people live healthily for longer

Our ultimate goal is that people live healthily for longer

We know far less about the exposome than we do about the human genome. So far, we only understand about half of the disease burden for which we know the environment plays a role. If we want to prevent people from becoming ill, then we need to understand the other half too. We therefore want to systematically analyse the exposome for the first time. We will start with research into the causes of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The techniques and insights from this research will also be applicable to other chronic conditions.

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